fun and interesting read -- now I am searching the internet for an old computer so I can get the computer program and keyboard and learn to play the piano! About two years ago I upgraded and wish I had kept that good old machine as I found the program out on the internet, just need computer! But is is fun, especially for us piano player wannabes. THANKS for a fun read and congrats!

Play scales. Try playing notes starting with the pinky C of your left hand, all the way up to the thumb C of your right hand. Play each white key in order. Once you reach your left thumb, play the next note (A) with your middle finger. Then the next (B), with your pointer finger and lastly the thumb to middle C to finish the scale. Practice this until it begins to get easier – do not stretch your fingers, since this can cause straining which can cause injuries.


I learned a great deal about the field of music reading Noah Adam's book and had a good time doing it. I do not think I will ever spend the time or money learning how to play the piano, but this book reminded me of my guitar hidden in the closet. I think I will make a visit there and pick at it a while. I may even unfold my treadmill, wipe the dust off, plug it in and walk a couple of miles some time this year.
Gabrielius has been teaching piano to my two daughters (5 and 7 years old) for the past 2 years and is an absolutely fantastic teacher! He is wonderful with children and has an amazing ability to figure out how to intrigue them with their lessons. My girls have learned a tremendous amount from him and really love their lessons with him!! He is truly a gifted teacher!
I also decided when I began that I was prepared to invest real time and money into this, and pay for a tutor to give me lessons on a (near-)weekly basis. This obviously isn't an option for everyone. But having a tutor means you get expert guidance and avoid learning bad habits — and I'm very glad I did it. For me at least, learning independently would have been far more difficult and infuriating. If you care about something, invest in it.
“My son, Moses (7 years old), loves learning under the instruction of Mr. Hoffman! I have been so impressed by Mr. Hoffman’s systematic approach. My son and I feel like we know him personally through the weeks of lessons he has had thus far through the online video instruction. Thanks for being a blessing! If it were not for what Mr. Hoffman offers, my son would not have had this head start in his appreciation and development of skill in piano.”
Gеt а kеуbоаrd wіth аt lеаst 61 kеуs – аnуthіng lеss аnd уоu wіll bе сrаvіng fоr mоrе kеуs аftеr а fеw dауs. Аlsо mаkе surе gеt а sustаіn реdаl, а kеуbоаrd іs аbslоutеlу а dеаd thіng wіthоut оnе. Wіthоut а sustаіn реdаl аs sооn аs уоu lіft уоur fіngеr оff а kеу thе sоund stорs dеаd – wіth а ріаnо аt lеаst thе strіngs vіbrаtе fоr а sесоnd оr twо – thе dіffеrеnсе іs quіtе nоtісеаblе.

Rest your feet flat on the ground, a comfortable distance apart, with the toes pointing straight ahead. Sit with your feet in a firm stance. Sit with a straight back - your shoulders shouldn't hunch forward, and your spine should be straight. Scoot in until your hands rest on the keys without having to stretch your arms. You should be able to move your feet forward to the pedals and back again without putting any strain on your upper legs. While you hold this position your entire body should be relaxed.
Music Tutor is a free app for Android and iOS devices that improves your sight-reading skills with speed and accuracy drills. You can customize the range of notes you want to practice, and the app gives you instant feedback about accuracy and response time in one, five or 10-minute sessions. The exercises include notes up to four ledger lines above or below the staff for any of the clefs. You enter the notes by using either the virtual keyboard, a connected MIDI controller or by pressing the letter note values. Music Tutor also helps develop your ear training skills by playing the sound of the note, but you can turn that feature off if it becomes a distraction.
An essential part of learning the piano for beginners is understanding all the different elements of a song and being able to put them together. In this group piano class, an expert instructor will show you how to break down the written parts of a song such as the notes, rhythm, and fingerings. You’ll also learn a few piano exercises to help both of your hands work simultaneously. Get ready to feel more comfortable playing with both hands!
All of our piano instructors are respected members of the local music scene. We have piano teachers that play in popular local and regional bands. Some instructors hold down regular jazz gigs at Pearlz Upstairs, Speak Easy, and other jazz venues. Others are the assistant directors for The SEPF(Southeastern Piano Festival).  We have the hardest working staff in town. They are constantly performing and supporting the music scene in Columbia, SC.
I played the first thing that popped into my head: His own arrangement of the Gershwin standard “Love Is Here to Stay.” When the time came for a solo, I played the one that Mr. Martin had improvised spontaneously in the lesson, which I’d transcribed and learned like a bedtime prayer. “Wow,” he said when I came to a clattering halt. “I played all that?”

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Piano Lessons is Noah Adams's delightful and moving chronicle of his fifty-second year--a year already filled with long, fast workdays and too little spare time--as he answers at last a lifelong call: to learn to play the piano.  The twelve monthly chapters span from January--when after decades of growing affection for keyboard artists and artisans he finally plunges in and buys a piano--through December, when as a surprise Christmas present for his wife he dresses in a tuxedo and, in flickering candlelight, snow falling outside the windows, he attempts their favorite piece of music, a difficult third-year composition he's been struggling with in secret to get to this very moment.
When looking for piano classes for yourself or your child, there are several questions that you want to have answered right away. What age range of students does the instructor accept? How much does he or she charge per class? Can the instructor come to your home to teach or will you have to travel? All this information is clearly laid out on each instructor’s profile, allowing you to see at a glance whether a particular teacher is a possible candidate for you or your child’s piano instruction.

Aloha! Thanks for inquiring about my one on one Paino instruction and DJ courses! Piano: I'm a 15 year classically trained pianist from Kailua, Oahu.  I offer courses to beginners with zero to some piano knowledge.  I teach the fundamentals of reading notes and sheet music, the terminolagy of music, basic chords and chord structure (scales), and will get you reading music so that you can practice songs you like at home with only the sheet music to go off of!  DJ: I am a professional DJ for the better part of 15 years.  In 2012 I was named Honolulu Star Advertiser DJ of the Year. I have taught lessons since 2013 taking st ... View Profile
I played the first thing that popped into my head: His own arrangement of the Gershwin standard “Love Is Here to Stay.” When the time came for a solo, I played the one that Mr. Martin had improvised spontaneously in the lesson, which I’d transcribed and learned like a bedtime prayer. “Wow,” he said when I came to a clattering halt. “I played all that?”
In addition to our exhaustive research and testing protocols, we interviewed expert associations and people who use piano learning software in a professional capacity to stay up-to-date on all the latest features. I talked with Ryan Conger, professional keyboard player and music instructor at Fast Forward Charter High School, about how he uses software to supplement face-to-face instruction. He told me he uses online piano tutorials to supplement his classes to “give students some additional resources to utilize on their own.”
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If you're unable to find a piano, a keyboard is a great alternative. They're affordable, never go out of tune and have lots of sounds and features that can enhance your music. Not to mention, they're a lot easier to move around and don't take up much space. A keyboard is a great tool for a beginner. You can always start out on a keyboard and then upgrade to a piano.
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Find the right teacher.  One you click with and one who will help you to achieve your goals.  They will be your guide on this journey, offering you feedback, correcting your mistakes, listening with a discerning ear and providing you encouragement along the way.  Keep the lines of communication open and let them know what you like and what you don't like.  If, for example, your goal is to play jazz or pop and all they teach is classical, that is consideration that should be made before starting your lessons.
The Plern Piano is easily one of the most addictive and, believe it or not, fun online tools that you can use to learn how to play the piano. The Plern Piano tool has dual uses; music composers 7 Sheet Music Maker Apps for Writing Music Anywhere 7 Sheet Music Maker Apps for Writing Music Anywhere Are you the next Mozart? Do you want to pen the next global hit for your band? If so, you need some tools to write sheet music. Read More can create a song from scratch, or piano students can import music from a MIDI file to learn how to play a song. Plern Piano plays through the song and as it scrolls across the music sheet, it provides you with a graphical representation of which key you need to press as well as the duration of the note. Think Tetris in musical form.
We are also aware of the advantages and disadvantages of face-to-face instruction. Software instruction may not be the best option for everyone, but we found a few products that use the advantages of software learning, while providing the option to ask questions of a real human. As musicians, we were interested to see how long it would take to learn a beginner song on an unfamiliar instrument. Although we had a good amount of music theory knowledge before starting the lessons, it didn’t apply directly to a foreign instrument. Most of the products we tested gave us enough instruction to effectively play beginner songs in less than an hour.
It can be very expensive if you are having private lessons with a piano teacher. One question you may ask is how much are piano lessons compared to other options and are they comparable? In person piano lessons are usually around $30 for thirty minutes, plus, you have to go to the teacher’s studio for your session. Many of the online options can offer you a much more economical way to go. You can pay monthly and even annually and you can use the service as much or as little as you want and the amount you pay remains the same.

Now, 3 years ago, I discovered a music production company called “Two Steps From Hell”. Their neo-orchestral music is out of this world. Some great pianists make arrangements of their orchestral music on piano. You can check Mark Fowler or Andrew Wrangell on YouTube, for instance, playing “Two Steps From Hell” and you can compare them to the original piece. They also provide sheet music that they create. So, my goal is to learn at least one piece of “Two Steps From Hell” using their sheet music.


Find the right teacher.  One you click with and one who will help you to achieve your goals.  They will be your guide on this journey, offering you feedback, correcting your mistakes, listening with a discerning ear and providing you encouragement along the way.  Keep the lines of communication open and let them know what you like and what you don't like.  If, for example, your goal is to play jazz or pop and all they teach is classical, that is consideration that should be made before starting your lessons.
Study the notes. You will need to learn where the notes are located on the piano, what they sound like and how the note is written on the staff. To do that, you can make flash cards to identify the notes on the staff.[6] You can purchase stickers to place on your piano to help you learn the placement of the notes. You also can purchase books that help beginners learn how to read notes.

Our testing process for online piano lessons started with evaluating how easily each product can be purchased and downloaded. Once the software was downloaded on our testing computer, we looked for all available features and took note of how easy it was to switch between lessons and songs. After we were comfortable navigating the software, we started taking beginner lessons. We didn’t have the time to advance our piano knowledge from beginner to advanced lessons with each software, but we did skip ahead to more advanced lessons and song titles to make sure that purchasing monthly and lifetime subscriptions would be worth the investment. We also tested how easy it was to use a MIDI keyboard to track progress when the software allowed for that.
Computers and technology have changed the way we get news and information, communicate with friends and family, and even learn new skills. If you’ve always wanted to learn how to play the piano, today there are more options available to achieve your goal than ever before. There are hundreds of free piano lesson videos available online, websites dedicated to providing tips, tricks, and private lessons, online games that teach music theory, and sites offering sheet music for any song you can imagi … Read More
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